1999 Lafite-Rothschild - Carruades de Lafite 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Advocate | Rating: 89

The 1999 Carruades de Lafite is made in the style of its bigger sibling. It reveals graphite, lead pencil, black currant, and cedary aromas, medium body, sweet glycerin, and a gorgeously expansive texture and palate. The wine is long and Lafite-like, and is unbelievably impressive.

Drink Dates: 2003-2015
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 140

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 89

Lovely aromas of sweet, ripe berries with hints of chocolate. Full-bodied, with silky, caressing tannins and a long, fruity aftertaste. Very impressive for a second wine.

Drink Dates: 2004+
Author: James Suckling


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Collector Reviews For This Wine


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Author: metlaw
Trust Rating: 78
Tasted On: 12/01/1980

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Rating: 95
Author: Rafael B
Tasted On: 06/28/2014

Rating: 91
Author: Chewbacchus
Trust Rating: 75
Tasted On: 02/28/2006
Surprisingly good. Medium-bodied with a long finish...solid elements of cassis, chocolate, tobacco, and lead pencil...very elegant. Definitely Bordeaux, but a wine new world cab lovers would enjoy if they can get past the lack of power. Ordered two bottles from Sherry Lehman due to great bordeaux value.

1 of 1 people found this review useful.


Rating: 89
Author: dozman3
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 11/06/2012
Drink Dates: 2012-2016
opens quickly, medium body. aromas of cedar, black currant and graphite. nice nose, smooth finish, so enjoy right now

Average rating: 88, based on 6 reviews
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998 bottles owned by 277 collectors.

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Chateau Lafite-Rothschild is one of the Bordeaux First Growths in Pauillac, and possesses a long history of exceptional quality. In the 17th century, the vineyards were owned by Alexandre de Segur, also proprietor of Chateau Latour. After the French revolution, the chateau was purchased by several Dutch merchants before the current owners, the Rothschild family, acquired it in 1868.

Chateau Lafite-Rothschild is one of the largest Medoc estates, producing 15,000 to 25,000 cases per year. The grand vin is composed primarily of Cabernet Sauvignon (up to 95%) with the balance divided between Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. 1994 and 1961 are exceptions, however, and consist of 99% and 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, respectively. Part of the estate's production goes to its second wine called Carruades de Lafite (previously names Moulin des Carruades) which is produced from up to 70% Cabernet, with a larger proportion of Merlot. The best vintages of Lafite include 1918, 1846, 1945, 1947, 1959, 1961, 1982, 1990, 2000, 2003, and 2005. Lafite has a balanced elegance supported by the structure of its tannins. It is both full-bodied and silky. Aromas include currant, leather, graphite and tobacco. As Lafite ages, it reveals more minerals, as well as almond, violet, and cedar.

See other similar producers: Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Chateau Petrus, Chateau Cos D'Estournel

Wine Varietal: Bordeaux Blend


Six varieties are permitted to be used in a red Bordeaux blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and, less frequently, Carmenere. Each lends a specific characteristic to the finished blends, most of which are dominated by large percentages of either Cabernet Sauvignon, which brings aromatics and age-ability, or Merlot, which adds softness and body. In the Bordeaux region, Cabernet blends are found on the Left Bank and Merlot on the Right.

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